Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature basket with lid
  • Mexico
  • miniature basket with lid, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • horse hair?, plant fiber?, metal-wrapped thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: measured together 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: measured together 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4670.a,b

The miniature cylindrical basket (2007.4670.a) has stripes of yellow, red and colorless fibers. There is a wider colorless band near the top in black. Lid (2007.4670.b) has a yellow-orange top and the side is striped with colorless, yellow and red. The scalloped edge is in gold metal-wrapped thread.